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In they were driven out by the British, eventually resettling in South Louisiana. Today there are nearly a million French-speaking descendants of the Acadians living in Louisiana and parts of Texas, preserving many of the customs, traditions, stories, and songs of their ancestors. Although a rich Cajun folksong tradition exists, the music has become increasingly commercialized and Americanized throughout the twentieth century, obscuring its original simplicity and directness. By doing so, they helped to preserve Cajun music in its original form as a pure and powerful expression of Louisiana French Society. Its Dorian melody is remarkably free, shifting back and forth between duple and triple meters. In this arrangement the melody is stated three times.

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Cajun Folk Songs by Frank Ticheli. Hear streaming audio on this page. To Place an Order Click Here. Cajuns are descendants of the Acadians, a group of early French colonists who began settling in Acadia now Nova Scotia around In they were driven out by the British, eventually resettling in South Louisiana.

Today there are nearly a million French-speaking descendants of the Acadians living in Louisiana and parts of Texas, preserving many of the customs, traditions, stories, and songs of their ancestors.

Although a rich Cajun folksong tradition exists, the music has become increasingly commercialized and Americanized throughout the twentieth century, obscuring its original simplicity and directness. By doing so, they helped to preserve Cajun music in its original form as a pure and powerful expression of Louisiana French Society. Its Dorian melody is remarkably free, shifting back and forth between duple and triple meters. In this arrangement the melody is stated three times.

The third time an original countermelody is added in flutes, oboe, clarinet, and trumpet. Finding her unconscious upon his return, he pawns his horse to try to save her, to no avail.

The folk melody is sometimes varied rhythmically, texturally, and coloristically, and an original melody see mm. In performance, be sure that the crescendo from mm. The overall character of this version is considerably brighter and crisper than that of the original, and though the written and agogic accents are important, they should never be overstated.

Clarity, transparency, and momentum are the important factors in order to preserve its dance-like effect. Cajun Folk Songs is composed as a tribute to the people of the old Cajun folksong culture with hopes that their contributions will not be forgotten. Convention, in a performance of this piece. During the rehearsal, I discovered that the second movement was more effective when performed at about quarter note equals instead of the published marking of I now believe that a range of seems to work best for this movement.

In other words, instead of beating out five evenly spaced beats per measure, thus:. It will probably be easier for your students if your initial rehearsals are in the former pattern.

Then, as they become more familiar with the music, you can switch to the new pattern. In my own conducting I enjoy switching back and forth between the two patterns as the music moves me. Performance by Donald S. Order this title here

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Concert band - Grade 4 Composed by Frank Ticheli. Suitable for high school, community, and college bands. Conductor Full Score. Duration The first "Cajun Folk Songs" is one of our nation's most admired and performed band works.

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Concert band - Grade 3 Composed by Frank Ticheli. Suitable for advanced middle school, high school, community and college bands. Conductor Full Score. Duration Cajuns are descendants of the Acadians, a group of early French colonists who began settling in Acadia now Nova Scotia around In they were driven out by the British, eventually resettling in southern Louisiana.

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Cajun Folk Songs by Frank Ticheli. Hear streaming audio on this page. To Place an Order Click Here. Cajuns are descendants of the Acadians, a group of early French colonists who began settling in Acadia now Nova Scotia around In they were driven out by the British, eventually resettling in South Louisiana. Today there are nearly a million French-speaking descendants of the Acadians living in Louisiana and parts of Texas, preserving many of the customs, traditions, stories, and songs of their ancestors. Although a rich Cajun folksong tradition exists, the music has become increasingly commercialized and Americanized throughout the twentieth century, obscuring its original simplicity and directness.

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